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Karongwe River Lodge: Karongwe Private Game Reserve

4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 959

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Find your safari adventure in the heart of Karongwe Private Game Reserve, close to Kruger National Park. After returning from your game drives, enjoy the tranquil riverfront setting and tantalize your tastebuds with some delicious Pan African cuisine.

Over 4 days, discover the exciting wildlife of Karongwe Private Game Reserve. Hosted by a knowledgeable local ranger, lions, buffalo, leopards, cheetahs and elephants are just some of the safari stars you can meet.

The ultimate stay for the foodie on safari, Karongwe River Lodge invites you to end each day with scrumptious meals and South African wines. Or simply relax by the pool in idyllic surrounds.


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4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 959

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Day 1

Arrive Karongwe River Lodge

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your private game lodge where you will be made to feel extra welcome. Check in and (time permitting) spend a few hours at leisure. This afternoon, depart on a safari drive in an open Land Rover with your game ranger. Your ranger is your host for the duration of your stay and he will take care of your every need whilst sharing his intimate knowledge of the wild. Sipping sundowners under an African sky somehow "finishes off" the whole day's experience.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights

Karongwe River Lodge

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    Karongwe River Lodge

    This truly luxurious River Lodge is set on the bank of Makhutswi River and offers stunning accommodation. A private watering hole, home to many hippo and crocodile can be enjoyed from any of the luxurious suites.

    This truly luxurious River Lodge is set on the bank of Makhutswi River and offers stunning accommodation. A private watering hole, home to many hippo and crocodile can be enjoyed from any of the luxurious suites.


    • Bar
    • Lounge(s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Swimming Pool

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Days 2 & 3

Karongwe River Lodge

Up at dawn for your early morning game drive! Of course, the less energetic are welcome to sleep late! Search out a multitude of animals including lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard, cheetah and wild dog, together with a wealth of antelope and birds interacting in their natural environment.

Return to camp for a hearty breakfast, relax around the pool or talk with your ranger and mingle with the guests. Your afternoon game drive takes you well into the evening. Return to your lodge for another sumptuous dinner. Weather permitting you may enjoy a bush 'braai' at a surprise venue! 

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Depart Karongwe River Lodge

This morning (time permitting) you depart on your final game drive with the hope of spotting that extra special sighting. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Depart for the airport in time for your onward flight.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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  • Shared arrival and departure airport transfers from Hoedspruit Airport
  • 3 nights first-class accommodations at Karongwe River Lodge
  • 2 shared activities per day at Karongwe River Lodge including:
    • Early morning and afternoon game drives (max 9 guests per vehicle)*
    • Guided bush walks
  • Entrance fees
  • Rhino levy
  • Teas, coffees, and snacks
  • Drinks on dusk safaris (limited to one per person with a choice of local beer, wine or soft drink)
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

*Please note maximum vehicle capacities are subject to change without prior notice.


  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals & beverages not explicitly listed as included
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable


We can arrange transfers to and from other lodges or cities. 


Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.



Karongwe River Lodge is situated in the heart of the game rich Lowveld of the Limpopo Province in South Africa. Magnificently located in the Big Five Karongwe Private Game Reserve, it is home to a lot of wildlife, over 350 bird species, the Big Five, as well as Cheetah & Hippo.


Traversing over the 9000 hectares of supreme African bushveld, Chisomo is home to the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant) as well as a wealth of other creatures. Our open vehicle game drives are perfect for game viewing. Enjoy a sundowner while the sun ets over the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains.

The magnificent game viewing makes for perfect photographic opportunities; enjoy the view of the Lowveld from a “kopje” amid the lush vegetation, huge variety of trees and over 365 different bird species. Game drives are conducted with our qualified game rangers and Shangaan trackers – who will share their vast experience of the African Bush and a chance to view Cheetah on foot.


Settle in at your leisure in one of our 11 spacious and air-conditioned suites, with en-suite bathrooms. River Lodge offers guests a choice of 5 Luxury, 2 Family and 2 Executive Suites, with the 2 Presidential Suites enjoying their own private plunge pools.


23 Sep 2022
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